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    Default Field Stripping the AR15 - Picture intensive!

    I shamelessly stole this from the good folks over at AR15.com. It's a post the beavo451 made and it's excellent from my point of view. I'm recreating here only because links have a way of disappearing and his work is just too good not to have it available. To make things right with them, here's the link.

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    The pink strap has got to go !

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    If only all rifles were that easy. No tools, and very few pieces to get lost, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
    The pink strap has got to go !
    Noooo...it goes with the new stuff, he ordered! LOL

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    You should have seen all the neighborhood gals that stopped to look at it. (yes, the strap). Sort of like being the only guy in Home Ec. class. Laugh all you want.

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    Very cool, very simple , most I have seen seem to go into detail of things not needed, and miss the high points.
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    Nice find Rick, Thanks.

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    In my ancient time we never seperated the upper and lower units and the buffer spring was never removed for field strip. We never took the extractor off in the field either.

    We were so afraid of malfunctions that an SOP was issued that no unit in the field was to have more than 50% of their rifles broken down at any time. It seemed that every time we stopped moving everyone in the patrol would break their rifles in half and start wiping down the bolt lugs and locking recesses. We carried a piece of old tee shirt tied around our necks for this use.

    We lived in terror of losing the firing pin retainer cotter pin in the field.
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    Now,that is an excellent "how to do". Someone without experience certainly could do an AR type breakdown with it. Many with a military background do it by "Muscle Memory". This will make it easier to explain it to others. Thank you
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    Cool. Excellent training pics. That's an interesting AR variant. While I've never lost a part of my M-16 in the field, I have lost a tiny spring on my Detonics once, turning it into a single shot wonder. It sprung right out into the twilight zone. You learn to be very careful after that. Never again.

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    Never having had an AR in my hands before it was pretty simple to tear down once I had seen this. I must admit that putting the bolt and charging handle back in is a bit of oddball until you figure out the proper sequence. I doubt I would ever remove the cam pin or the extractor pin in the field for any reason. Those things are just way too small to mess with unless you have a nice, clean, flat surface and plenty of light.

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    There is over five pieces. Too complicated.. I'll stick with my Rk...
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    I like the AR-15 as being a "simple" weapon to assemble. Kind of like Legos, it can be configured many different ways. Field stripping one has been ingrained into me by the AF. I have learned to assemble or repair one fairly well. I have also built a few from parts. I can't exactly say it is my favorite weapon, but I would not be uncomfortable if it was the only one I owned.
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    My AR is a lefty so I had to tip the monitor on it's side!! LOL. Good info Rick!
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    So, you can take a M-16 apart to clean it! Whooda thunk it?
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    Rick, if you do it enough, it just sticks with you. One thing I never did in the field, but did right before returning to the armorer, was taking the trigger mechanism out and really cleaning in that small dust collector. However, I always did it with another rifle next to me, to ensure I put it back together correctly.
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    Ditto on not having more than 50% of rifles being cleaned at any given time. Our unit sop was no more than one third. The 2/3's not cleaning pull security. Also ditto on not separating the halves no need to for fiel Never go further than wiping down bolts at night. Buy extras of all the small pins and take to field with you. Use hat to keep all little parts in while cleaning and clean sitting on top of poncho. Also dry the bolt face, chamber, and barrel of oil so as not to ruin the round in chamber. If you haven't fired in several days put a fresh round in chamber. Put those rounds into target practice rotation. I also taped a section of cleaning rod with a shell extractor to the forearm. It is then easy to acess to unplug the barrel if you accidentally stick the muzzle in the mud or if you have a ruptured case stuck in the chamber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I shamelessly stole this from the good folks over at AR15.com. It's a post the beavo451 made and it's excellent from my point of view. I'm recreating here only because links have a way of disappearing and his work is just too good not to have it available. To make things right with them, here's the link.

    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=7&t=456002

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    Good info Rick.

    It is no surprise the brethern at AR15.com let you use it since you obviously let them use your hong as a sling!
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    "Girlifying" an AR15 with pink straps??
    The horror!

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